Robert Ames Movies and Career Information
Robert Ames (March 23, 1889 – November 27, 1931) was a silent film and stage actor. He appeared in silent films starting in 1925, Ames costarred in several early talkies, including The Trespasser (1929) with Gloria Swanson, A Lady to Love (1930) with Vilma Banky and Edward G. Robinson, and the 1930 version of Holiday, where Ames played the lead opposite Ann Harding. (Ames' part was taken by Cary Grant in the better remembered 1938 remake.) Ames died from delirium tremens caused by alcohol withdrawal, although no alcohol was found in his room at the Delmonico Hotel. At the time he was reportedly dating Ina Claire who was inconsolable at the news of his death.